Learning opportunities : a partnership, connecting learning with projects

Rasmussen, Gary N. & Dewing, Sonya (2012) Learning opportunities : a partnership, connecting learning with projects. In Tertiary Education Management Conference, 16 - 19 September 2012, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide SA. (Unpublished)


Major construction projects undertaken on university campuses are an ideal opportunity to connect learners in related disciplines to the real thing. How often do universities take that opportunity, make the connection and value add to projects being carried out?

Discussion with students and academic staff will consistently generate enthusiasm for creating learning activities and resources related to projects. Some typical disciplines are project management, all fields of engineering, architecture, interior design and information technology. Some other areas that may not at first seem obvious are business, marketing, communication and public relations.

The authors will provide a case study based on the new Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Science and Engineering Centre project of how the partnership between QUT and Leighton Contractors, the managing contractor, has delivered excellent learning opportunities through the design and construction phases of the Science and Engineering Centre project.

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ID Code: 61727
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Learning, experiential, partnership, construction, project
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of International and Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The Authors
Deposited On: 08 Aug 2013 22:29
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2013 02:24

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